School Psychologist

Taylor Brooks

Resources:

nasponline.org (National Association of School Psychologists)

mymajors.com

Career Details:

Help students succeed with academic, emotional, behavioral, and social problems by providing counseling. Create a safe healthy learning environment. School Psychologists work in the school itself, and it could be at any school. Public, Private, University, etc. They work school hours unless otherwise needed and make about $60,581 a year.

Education Needed:

Complete a minimum of a specialist-level degree program that includes a year-long supervised internship. Many programs also offer a doctorate in school psychology. The minimum acceptable education in school psychology is specialist-level training.

Skills Required:

Active listening and giving full attention to what others are saying. Social perceptiveness. Must be able to be aware of others emotions and why they react the way they do. Communicating effectively. Communicate information effectively. Use negotiation to bring others together.

Job Outlook/ Growth:

Majority of current practitioners will be reaching retirement age within the next ten years, opening the door for a new generation of school psychologists.School Psychology is an area that will experience strong growth in the coming years as awareness of the mental health needs of children increase.

Advancment Oppurtinity/ Related Jobs

Related jobs would be a Counselor, Therapist, Psychologist.